Manic Street Preachers are to give away a Christmas single to fans that are signed up to their mailing list.
The song ‘The Ghost Of Christmas’ will be available to fans from tomorrow (December 1).
Speaking on the Manics’ website, bass player Nicky Wire says the track is an ‘early Christmas’ gift.
He says: “To celebrate this season of goodwill we will be giving away our Christmas single ‘The Ghosts of Christmas’ on our website, and newsletter, from December 1 completely free.”
“So to anyone who has bought our records, seen our gigs, read our reviews, joined our website or given us awards thank you for a special year. The song is old school Christmas, the anti-‘X Factor’, for us it’s actual fun. Hope you enjoy the song and the tour.”
The Manic Street Preachers have started their Winter tour, dates remaining are:
Aberdeen Music Hall (December 2)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (3)
Manchester Central (5)
Cardiff International Arena (6)
Birmingham NIA (8)
Bournemouth BIC (9)
London Brixton Academy (11, 12)
Brighton Centre (14)
As reported yesterday, Queen + Paul Rodgers are releasing their first new material as a free download single ‘Say It’s Not True’ tomorrow (December 1) too, as a gift to Nelsopn Mandela’s 46664 campaign.